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Feb 17, 2013 6:00am EST
people civilians working, and all of the defense contractors, our economy is based a lot on the prau fits of defense contractors, and they will get wiped out we are told, many of they will will. so it's a huge problem. if it goes for a couple days or maybe a week, they think they can work their way out and there are all kinds of new plans. the democrats want to end employment and tax benefits for the wealthy, and the republicans are against anything with a tax on it, and they are strictly for cuts, and there's no sign of any kind of a compromise. >> and there was an interesting statement, and the fact that the greatest threat to national security is budget uncertainty, and this is an example that if this thing goes through, it's going to hurt a lot, and especially in northern virginia. >> not just northern virginia, we're talking about the washington region. >> and the number of people who will be laid off, and two, not hired because you can't hire if you don't have a budget to do it, and then take into account that a lot of universities and hospitals here get grants to study, the impact
Feb 19, 2013 6:00am EST
in rockville to make the appeal. maryland's economy could be devastated by the billions of dollars in potential cuts. a new report backs up those county executives' argument. that report by wells fargo security warns that the entire d.c. area, including virginia and the district is one much regions that could be hurt the most. it authors say the government spending makes up about 20%f our local economy, defense spending makes up almost 10% of our economy. >>> a disgraced politician asking for a second chance in a new ad campaign. >>> plus, even if you're not a sports fan, you have to see this video. the amazing work of a pint-sized player with shocking skills. >>> rain is headed our way. when it will arrive with weather and traffic on the 1s. >>> the concern that hurricane sandy may not be finished (woman) 3 days of walking to give a break cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. whoo! you walk with friends, you meet new friends, and you keep those friendships. it was such a beautiful experience. (woman) ♪ and it's beautiful ♪ undeniable (woman) why walk 60 miles in the
Feb 19, 2013 4:30am EST
up about 20% of our local economy. defense spending alone makes up almost 10% of our economy. virginia governor bob mcdonnell is making a personal appeal to president obama to avert the potentially devastating cuts. he wrote a letter to the president asking him to make good on the campaign pledge to avoid the sequestration. >>> supreme court justices return to capitol hill today to hear arguments and release decisions during their spring term. they'll begin with a case pitting a small town farmer against agriculture giant monsan monsanto. next week the court will hear arguments about the constitutionality of a part of the voting rights act requiring southern states to get approval from the government before they can change voting laws. an alabama county says that requirement is outdated. >>> later this morning, the mother of a murdered child is suing the psychiatrist who evaluated the baby's father. they should have never allowed him unsupervised visits with their child. rams is accused of drowning prince mcloud rams last month. an affidavit said joaquin took out several life
Feb 19, 2013 5:00am EST
spending makes up 20% of our local economy. defense spending alone makes up almost 10% of our ecomony. >>> many of us buy a fancy sports car or jump out of a plane. how the first lady handled her mid life crisis. >>> a warning for women who can't make it through the morning without that cup of coffee. >>> the active scene off shore that has you looking for a new place to go swimming. >>> it's dry now. but you want to grab your umbrella. your soggy forecast and danella checks i-66 next with weather >>> take a look at cell phone sid yoe from hawaii. this splashing is from half a dozen tiger sharks. a marine biologist took the video on the island of oahu. he called authorities because swimmers were nearby. a boat traveled around warning people about the sharks. no one was hurt. i know they were getting out of there fast. >> tom will be here in a second with the forecast. yesterday we had the video of the like a thousand dolphins in the little school or a university if it's that many. >> a university. ha ha. i think the difference is the sharks will bite you. >> dolphins have teeth. >> i
Feb 22, 2013 5:00am EST
industry. that area's economy is entirely -- he is heavily, if not entirely dependent on the military. it will weaken national security. news 4 will have you covered as the sequestration showdown continues. we'll bring you every development as that march 1st deadline approaches. you'll find the latest updates at >>> anne arundel county will try to put a scandal era behind it. laura newman will officially assume the role at 10:00 replacing disgraced executive john leopold. leopold resigned at the beginning of the month after being found guilty of misconduct in this office. he used his private security detail to run personal and political errands and take him to sexual encounters. she's the economic development chief currently. she'll uphold the term running through 2014. >>> a young boy might want to change his definition of emergency. the matter that had the child calling 911. >>> the actions the tsa is taking after the patdown of a young girl in a wheelchair sparked outrage. >>> plus, why the fancy meal you ordered may not be what is brought out to you when you din
Feb 22, 2013 6:00am EST
. the area's economy is heavily dependent on the military. the president will likely argue that the cuts associated with sequestration will weaken national security. >>> the president also reaching out to republican leaders to try to work out a last-minute deal. he called house speaker john boehner and senate minority leader mitch mcconnell yesterday. still working to figure out what the sides said. but the white house describes those talks as good conversations. >>> civilian employees at the defense department are facing furloughs if the sequestration takes effect. but it isn't just government workers who will feel the impact. many businesses are already seeing their bottom lines hurt. pentagon employees are adjusting how they spend their money. one business owner says it feels like we're in another recession. >> i mean, do they fix their car or buy their medicine or do they buy their groceries or pay their mortgage whatever is left over they hunker down on because they don't know what tomorrow is bringing. >> tens of thousands of civilian defense department workers could face one furlo
Feb 21, 2013 6:00am EST
on capitol hill, looking into the impact of sequestration on the american economy, middle-class families, and small businesses. wednesday, defense secretary leon panetta formally notified congress of the pentagon's plan to furlough civilian employees should congress not act to stop those automatic spending cuts from going into effect on march 1, just eight days from now. >>> and government agencies all over the country holding their breath to see if congress will make a deal. the national institutes of health would lose $ billion in funding -- $1.5 billion in funding if a deal is not made. that means millions of americans whose lives depend on advanced treatments and research, they'll have to go without. nih, cancer, hiv, and alzheimer's research would come to a halt. >>> border protection and transit agents could be out of jobs because of cuts. the wait times for flights could double. you could find yourself in line for three hours to get through security and six hours to get through customs. >>> house speaker john boehner submitted an op-ed in the "wall street journal" about the cu
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